Tegan Stairs


Tegan Stairs practices in the areas of civil litigation and dispute resolution, as well as wills and estates, employment, construction, and corporate law.

Prior to being called to the bar in spring 2021, Tegan earned a BA in Criminology from the University of Toronto and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. In 2019, she was a summer student, and she articled with the firm from late 2020 until she was called to the bar.

Tegan is highly attentive to detail, empathetic, and approachable – qualities that are deeply appreciated by her clients. She is also driven to find solutions and often leverages her negotiating abilities to do so.

Representative Work

  • Represented landlord(s) and tenant(s) before Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Board.
  • Prepared residential lease agreements.
  • Appeared before Ontario’s Provincial Offences and Small Claims Court.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • County of Carleton Law Association

Community Involvement

  • Captain of the University of Toronto Varsity Field Hockey (2015)
  • Member of the Canadian Field Hockey Team where she travelled and competed internationally (2014-2016).

When she’s not in the office

Outside of work, Tegan enjoys spending time outdoors, taking in all that nature has to offer while hiking or exploring the city streets on her rollerblades. She also loves to travel and try new foods – eating her way through every destination she visits.

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— Ken Crawford, C&M Electric

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— Jonathan Westeinde, Windmill Developments

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— Stan Neathery, Integrating Solutions Inc.